Curator Named NCSA Fellow

Aug 27, 2009

Chatham Ewing, assistant professor and curator of special collections, in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named a 2009-2010 UIUC Faculty Fellow by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).  Ewing's project, Multi-Spectral Imaging and Analysis of Manuscript Materials, aims to test the potential for using multi-spectral imaging, digital analysis, and post-processing to uncover lost texts within the manuscripts holdings of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library. It will focus on two fourteenth-century palimpsest manuscripts and a set of twentieth century letter-books that may benefit from this sort of analysis.

Through NCSA's UIUC Faculty Fellowship Program, faculty at Illinois can access and benefit from NCSA's high-performance computing and storage environment, cutting-edge visualization and data analysis capabilities, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration.

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